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Disney/Fox's Mega Man Film is Likely Canceled

Zippo

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Dec 8, 2017
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From Variety courtesy of our very own Protodude:


Disney, as expected, has started to shelve Fox films they see no value in after big losses this quarter. It's been estimated that around 250 films have been canceled, Mega Man included.
I see this as a good thing, it was probably going to be terrible anyway, and the last thing the brand needs right now after just getting back on it's feet is a bomb.

Honestly, the only Japanese franchise that Disney is going to do anything with is probably Dragon Ball. Broly ended up being a huge hit following it's December release.
 
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Zero-ELEC

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm more mourning Assassin's Creed 2 that was apparently in development.

Still, I was kinda curious to see how'd it turn out.
 

Whompa

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Oct 26, 2017
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I feel like Disney’s animation teams would do something interesting, colorful, faithful, and fun with Mega Man but Fox would make it gritty and hyper realistic and terrible.
 

BassForever

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Oct 25, 2017
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I’d rather not have to suffer through another bad movie based upon a video game IP I adore. I’m still trying to get ready for Sonic
 

Spyder_Monkey

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Oct 25, 2017
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Maybe this merger won't be such a bad thing after all.

It's still a bad thing, but this movie would've sucked.
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
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Sounds like good thing to me. Mega Man deserves better than to get dragged through the mud by a crappy movie.
 
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I doubt there's ever going to be another Hollywood Dragon Ball film given Battle of Gods was made out of Toriyama's frustration towards Evolution.
 

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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You all are thinking small. Imagine the shitposting levels if the Sonic and Megaman movies were both live action disasters and came quickly to each lther
 

lupinko

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I feel like Disney’s animation teams would do something interesting, colorful, faithful, and fun with Mega Man but Fox would make it gritty and hyper realistic and terrible.
So you mean what Inafune-era Capcom would’ve done?

Huh? Funimation is owned by their competitor, Sony.
Not too sure about the guy you’re quoting, but I think Fox (well the Japanese branch) has theatrical distribution rights for it. Kinda like how Warner Bros. Japan also distributes anime or how Disney Japan still distributes Ghibli stuff. (Disney outside Japan gave up Ghibli rights).
 
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Zippo

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I doubt there's ever going to be another Hollywood Dragon Ball film given Battle of Gods was made out of Toriyama's frustration towards Evolution.
It's hard to say. I've been seeing a lot of people speculating, saying Shang Chi's reception might play a part in deciding that for Shonen live action movies. Being a supernatural martial arts film, they'd be similar in concept.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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You mean it wasn't made because Toei offered Toriyama more money and asked him to help sell more Dragon Ball?
That's the way of the business sure but he went and rewrote the script to Battle of Gods instead of just leaving Toei to their own devices.
"Dragon Ball once became a thing of the past to me, but after that, I got angry about the live action movie, re-wrote an entire movie script, and now I'm complaining about the quality of the new TV anime, so it seems that DB has grown on me much that I can't leave it alone."
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Breaks my heart that so many folks here were down on this. Sure, I’d be worried if it were Fox doing the movie, but under Disney’s watchful eye? If they treated it the same way they did when rebuilding the Marvel movie universe? Megaman could have been the start of something great.

IMHO, with the exception of Nintendo, Capcom properties probably have the richest mythologies of all of gamedom. And it seems like such a waste not taking that same path as the MCU did, where you have all these game series that obviously connect.

Could you imagine having a three tier Capcom’s movie universe, led by rating groups?

G/PG - Megaman, Ghouls N Ghosts, etc.
PG13 - Street Fighter, Final Fight, Darkstalkers, etc.
R - Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis, etc.

And if successful, once said universes are established, they could even go full Marvel vs. Capcom...but we can dream, right?
 

Neoxon

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Breaks my heart that so many folks here were down on this. Sure, I’d be worried if it were Fox doing the movie, but under Disney’s watchful eye? If they treated it the same way they did when rebuilding the Marvel movie universe? Megaman could have been the start of something great.

IMHO, with the exception of Nintendo, Capcom properties probably have the richest mythologies of all of gamedom. And it seems like such a waste not taking that same path as the MCU did, where you have all these game series that obviously connect.

Could you imagine having a three tier Capcom’s movie universe, led by rating groups?

G/PG - Megaman, Ghouls N Ghosts, etc.
PG13 - Street Fighter, Final Fight, Darkstalkers, etc.
R - Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis, etc.

And if successful, once said universes are established, they could even go full Marvel vs. Capcom...but we can dream, right?
I feel like something like Mega Man would be better served as an animated endeavor. Though you're definitely on to something with building up to Marvel vs. Capcom on film (plus taking the animated approach would avoid confusion with the MCU).
 

Sponge

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Oct 25, 2017
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Saw this coming. Never suspected Disney ever had interest in making a Mega Man film.
 

NeonZ

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Oct 28, 2017
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You mean it wasn't made because Toei offered Toriyama more money and asked him to help sell more Dragon Ball?
Battle of Gods started production with no involvement from Toriyama, but Toei sent him the original script and at that point he got heavily involved and pretty much changed the entire movie. He has mentioned that he became involved due to his displeasure with the live action movie and how his input was ignored there.
 

Prison_mike

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Oct 26, 2017
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Why did they even acquire the studio if they were going to kill everything? Not like Fox was taking money out of the pocket
 

MegaXZero

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Jun 21, 2018
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Disney couldn’t save Solo so I guess they aren’t in the business of trying to save any of Fox’s films.
 

DoradoWinston

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honestly would have liked to see what it would turn out to be.

Sure it could have been bad but it could have been fine just like the Detective Pikachu movie.
Im more dissapointed AC2 seems to have gotten canned as a fan of that series compared to Mega Man.